Feb. 18th Newsletter

February 18, 2016
Dear OLG Families,

We’re getting close to An Evening in Paris, our 2016 school auction. I am so grateful to Laura Vornbrock and Fabiola Prechtel and their fabulous team, for all of the hours, energy and creativity that have gone into ensuring a successful and special evening in support of our school! I look forward to seeing you there!

Tomorrow is a no-school day for our current kindergarten class, so Ms. Zbaracki and Ms. Thorp can conduct the first round of screening for our incoming class. We are currently accepting registration for preschool/pre-k, kindergarten and to fill a few spaces in other grades. If you know someone who might be interested, please invite them to call the school for a tour!
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us!

Parent Org Chair 
Online registration for OLG’s Auction & Gala, An Evening in Paris, has now successfully closed.  Thank you to the amazing OLG community for the chance to say we are SOLD OUT! For late reservations, please contact your auction chairs.
Check out the Online Auction today!
It is open now through Monday, 2/22! Items are selling fast; get them before they are gone! Disneyland, anyone? Share the link with your friends , family and neighbors, everyone is welcome to bid and buy! Thank you for all the support!
The auction still need lots of volunteer support!
Attend the event as a volunteer and help make it the most memorable night of the year! Please consider how you can help at the event; we still have lots of openings!  If they aren’t filled soon, you may receive a personal phone call from your auction chairs requesting assistance. Sign up here.
Dessert Dash – desserts needed! 
If you would like to donate a fabulous dessert to the auction, please contact Jori McChesney today!
Get ready to stroll the streets of Paris in support of OLG next weekend! Merci Beaucoup!
Mark Your Calendars!
Sunday 2/21/16 – 5th Grade serving Coffee & Donuts after Sunday Masses with the Knights of Columbus
Saturday 2/27/16 – Auction:  A Night In Paris!
Tuesday 3/8/16 – March Parent Org Meeting at 6:30 pm in the school
Sunday 3/13/16 – Sunday Mass Coffee & Donuts with 4th Grade

8th Grade Homeroom
Since returning from Christmas break, the eighth grade class has been steeped in community activism, social awareness and global citizenship by way of their Juan Diego Project. As an eighth grader, our students create their own year-long project that involves securing a service opportunity in the community connected to a social issue about of interest and passion. Many choose to work with the homeless, the elderly, the environment, animals, and several other areas en route to developing their understanding of how they can change the world, starting with their own community.
We are currently in the research phase of the project. Our leaders have persevered for the last month and a half to learn database research skills – with the help of Kathleen Sullivan – and analyze facts to form insights and conclusions they will use in a seminar, presented individually to their class. Not only will they present their facts and analyses, but they will also lead discussions based on their project topic. These presentations are delivered without notecards and last anywhere from 25-40 minutes.

This is the second year I’ve done research seminars with my class. I did them for the first time with the Class of 2015, and learned so much from my students that I think it’s becoming a permanent fixture of the entire project. Stay tuned for Guad Talks, OLG!

2016 Day of Service – April 16th
In 2014, we began a new OLG tradition…the OLG Day of Service. Each year, over 100 parishioners and friends have gathered to serve together at projects throughout our region.  The 2016 Day of Service is on Saturday, April 16th and this year Peace Lutheran will join us!   In honor of Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Day of Service will offer people the opportunity to perform the seven Corporal Works of Mercy.  We will also have opportunities to care for the environment, in honor of the recent papal encyclical “Laudato Si”. Sign up or learn more here. See photos of previous years’ projects here.

Pastoral Assistant for Outreach
Hungering to Give Back
This week, CRS Rice Bowl takes us to Laos, where Hongkham is using her love of cooking to provide for her family-and feed an entire school.  How do we use our passions and gifts for the betterment of those we meet?  Visit crsricebowl.org for more.  This year, you can get the free CRS Rice Bowl app for daily inspiration, follow them on Twitter and/or like them on Facebook.  Remember, what you give up for Lent changes lives!

Lenten Fish Fry is this Friday
The first parish Lenten Fish Fry is this Friday, February 19th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Walmsley Center.  Additional dates for the Fish Fry are March 4th and 18th.
Invite your neighbors and friends and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by OLG Knights of Columbus. Menu includes cod, coleslaw and fries. The cost is $6 for children and $10 for adults. Part of the proceeds will go to OLG’s Rice Bowl efforts!

Click here to learn more! about CYO sports at OLG!

Important Info May 2012

Coffee & Donuts
sponsored by 5th grade and Knights of Columbus
February 21, 2016
Protecting God’s Children Class for Safe Environment
February 21, 2016
 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Pastoral Center, West Room
A Night in Paris Auction
February 27, 2016
Brockey Center at South Seattle College
Family Faith Sunday
& “Over 65 Dinner” 
March 6, 2016
Student Council Lenten Drive for St. Vincent de Paul
Week of March 7-11, 2016
School Mass
(led by 4th)
March 10, 2016
Coffee & Donuts
sponsored by 4th grade and Knights of Columbus
March 13, 2016
Regional Curriculum Day 
March 18, 2016
Stations of the Cross
(led by 7th)
March 22, 2016
2:00 pm
in the church
Holy Thursday Soup Supper
(hosted by school staff)
March 24, 2016
Good Friday
NOON Dismissal
March 25, 2016
Easter Vacation
March 28 – April 1, 2016
Class Photos
April 6, 2016
OLG Day of Service
April 16, 2016

Please pray for the Messina family. Kay Messina, a much-loved member of our OLG community, passed away last week.
Please pray for Marisa Valencia – cousin of the Vornbrock, Richmond, Fish families. May she be at peace!
For our OLG community, may we open wide the doors of mercy during this Lenten season.
For Mrs. Hoch and her husband, as they prepare for the birth of their baby!